Milongas

Our regular monthly milongas will start again at an exciting new venue in September 2017

Come to our special Launch Night on Saturday 9th September!

  • 7.30pm – 11.15pm
  • DJ: Charles
  • £10
  • Considerate floorcraft
  • Charming hall & sprung floor
  • 360° professional sound system
  • Friendly atmosphere

Old Windsor Memorial Hall    SL4 2RN

We’ve been holding out for a brand new, sprung, maple dance floor to be laid in the Hall, and it’s going to be installed in August. As soon as it’s ready, we can get started with new monthly Saturday night Milongas! Why did we choose Old Windsor? Well, it’s a fantastic hall:

  • It’s really easy to find
  • There’s loads of free parking
  • A brand new, sprung, maple dance floor 
  • Free Wifi
  • Just 10 minutes away from Eton
  • And a there’s pub over the road
Sep 09

Milonga

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:15 pm
Organizer: Thames Valley Tango
Oct 07

Milonga

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Organizer: Thames Valley Tango
Nov 11

Milonga

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Organizer: Thames Valley Tango
Jan 06

Milonga

January 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Organizer: Thames Valley Tango

KymmeKreations will be at the Milonga on 9th September, selling Argentine tango fashion for ladies, with a difference. All items are handmade and designed by Kymme. Each item is unique in choice of fabric, colour and size. Her collection caters for all sizes, heights and ages. Prices range from £15 to £80. Part of this collection can be seen at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KymmeKreations

A word about floorcraft & etiquette

Our Milongas have become a byword for good floorcraft, courtesy between dancers, and traditional Codigos.  We like to think that’s one reason why so many dancers come to them.  The dancing is salon style in two lanes, with no space in the middle of the floor. If you want to perform show moves, or dance in the middle of the floor then our milongas aren’t for you. We don’t want to be too strict about things, but before you come you should know what we expect:
Please do:
  • Use the ‘Cabeceo’ to request & accept dances.
  • Get consent from the couple who’ll be behind you before joining the ronda
  • Keep a constant flow of movement around the dance floor.
  • Dance in a constant lane around the edge of the dance floor.
  • Keep your distance to the couple in front, and avoid overtaking.
  • Apologise briefly if you bump into other dancers.
  • Aim to dance with one partner for each ‘Tanda’ of 3 or 4 tracks.
  • Leave the dance floor during the “Cortina” between Tandas.
Please don’t:
  • Step or travel against the line of dance.
  • Dance in the middle of the floor.
  • Dance in one spot and obstruct the line of dance.
  • Use steps or movements that risk kicks or collisions.
  • Stop during the dance to chat.
  • Make sudden changes of direction or change lanes.
  • Use excessive space with show moves.
  • Teach each other steps.
  • Stand or sit obstructing the dance floor.
  • Walk across the dance floor.
There’s a good explanation about floorcraft here…
If you do not respect these ‘Codigos’ then you may be asked to leave our milongas. See our terms & conditions.

The Music

At our Milongas the Tango music is always traditional, carefully selected and played in tandas with cortinas. There are no interruptions for Salsa, Jive, announcements, show dances, or Chacarera; just non-stop Tango dancing to the best ‘golden age’ music.